- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 22, 2005

Is it a bird? A plane? Nope, it’s Bob — at the movies (2003’s “Masked and Anonymous”), hawking Victoria’s Secret lingerie, peddling his autobiography on “60 Minutes,” on the merchandise racks at Starbucks, in minor-league baseball parks and, soon, on your local PBS station. For a man of mystery, he’s been getting around like a rolling stone. Where next?

Wal-Mart Judging by its personalized TV ad campaigns, the Arkansas retail giant likes to employ senior citizens. We bet Mr. Dylan would look great in one those aprons.

—Surreal Life — Reality TV truly is the last frontier for the peripatetic Mr. Dylan. Sure, the celebrities on this VH1 series may be on the washed-up side, but who’d pass up the chance to hang with the likes of Verne “Mini-Me” Troyer and score steroids from Jose Canseco?

Home-Shopping Network — An amateur painter, Mr. Dylan has exhibited his works in the past. However, it could be time for mass marketing.

Interfaith Alliance — Is he Jewish? Christian? Both? Neither? Perhaps Mr. Dylan could bring fresh insights into the ongoing culture wars.

Jacko charity song — Bob could do a vocal cameo — a la “We Are the World” — on “From the Bottom of My Heart,” the new benefit single Michael Jackson is penning for victims of Katrina. But why would he?


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